Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Iris albicans

Iris blanchissant
Cemetery Iris

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

80-90 mm

Flowering months

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear

Height

30-60 cm

Description

Naturalised in France, originally from Yemen and Saudi Arabia. This Iris was planted on graves in Muslim regions. From the Middle East it was introduced into northern Africa and then into Spain and other European Countries. It is very often confused with Iris germanica subsp. florentina.

A rhizomatous perennial often found along roadsides.

Flowers

This Iris is usually pure white, the falls having a white beard strikingly tipped with yellow. The spathe of Iris albicans is green at flowering time or papery only at the very tip, often flushed with purple.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Broadly sword-shaped, grey-green.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: plump, tan or brown seed pod, 30-50 mm long.

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